If you plan to move NSS pools and volumes cross-platform between NetWare and Linux servers, consider the following guidelines:
OES 2 Linux requires a Linux POSIX file system volume for the operating system, such as Ext3. The following guidelines apply:
You cannot install the Linux operating system on an NSS volume.
Use NSS on Linux only as data pools and volumes.
You cannot SAN boot Linux cross-platform.
You cannot move Linux POSIX file systems cross-platform to a NetWare server.
You can move NSS volumes cross-platform to a Linux server.
NSS volumes that were originally created on NetWare can be moved cross-platform from NetWare to Linux. If both platforms support the same media format, Linux volumes can be moved cross-platform from Linux to NetWare.
NetWare uses an NSS pool (sys) and volume (sys:) for the operating system. Upgraded NetWare systems can optionally keep a NetWare Traditional volume as the system volume. The following guidelines apply:
You cannot install the NetWare operating system on a Linux POSIX file system volume or on an NSS volume on Linux.
You cannot create or mount Linux POSIX file systems on a NetWare server.
You cannot SAN boot NetWare cross-platform.
You should not move an NSS system volume from NetWare to Linux unless you intend to use it as a data volume (or not at all) while it is mounted on the Linux server.
If you move an NSS system pool cross-platform, any volumes it contains function as data volumes on Linux, including the sys: volume.
You can create an NSS data volume on NetWare, and then move the volume cross-platform to Linux.
If you use shared pools in a cluster, only pools that are originally created on NetWare can be migrated or failed back from Linux to NetWare. Mixed-platform clusters are supported only for rolling cluster conversions from NetWare to Linux.